The Kenosha Unified School District’s recognition program, established in 1980, was created to acknowledge individuals along their career path for their service to the district and public education. This program is a part of the district’s culture and celebrates many wonderful staff within the district.
Recognition Week consists of the KUDOS (Kenosha Unified’s Dedicated Outstanding Staff) rewards, wherein employees with 5, 15 or 25 years of service will receive a gift of their choosing as a thank you for their continuous service to KUSD. It also will embody the new Gratitude Gifts for retirees, who will receive a thank you gift of their liking from the district as they prepare to embark on their next chapter in life. Finally, the Spark Awards will be the culminating event where each winner will also select a gift of their choosing for their amazing accomplishment.
- Monday, May 3: Recognize all staff celebrating their 5-year anniversary
- Tuesday, May 4: Recognize all staff celebrating their 15-year anniversary
- Wednesday, May 5: Recognize all staff celebrating their 25-year anniversary
- Thursday, May 6: Recognize all staff celebrating their recent or upcoming retirement
- Friday, May 7: Recognize 2021 Spark Award winners
Annual Spark Award winners are selected by building teams that submit names of colleagues who meet at least two of the three Spark Awards guidelines, which are connected to student achievement and the district’s mission and core values. The number of allotted honorees per building is based on the overall staff size and include staff from the following groups: administrative support professional, community and student support, educational support professional, interpreter, facilities, food services, teacher, or supervisory/technical staff, as well as a Friend in Education.
Please join us in congratulating the following staff during this year’s Recognition Week. All winners are noted on the attached flyers. Please know that you may see some staff on more than one list if they are a Spark Award recipient and celebrating a service milestone.